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Skin Wound Gasoline
What happens if i get some gasoline on my skin and don't get to wash it off? Any harm to my body, and if so, why?
It's ok: It's ok if a person gets a little gasoline on his hands once in a while, such as when filling his car at the gas station. One should try to be careful, as gasoline can irritate the skin. ...Read more
I have a gasoline burn on my tricep that has caused blisters and peeling skin. I washed the area with soap and water and rinsed with cool water. Should I apply ointment?
Wouldn't hurt: Usually burns such as yours resolve on their own as long as they've been washed with soap and water. If the skin remains broken then yes, neosporin or similar cream or ointment would be necessary. Otherwise simply watch and keep it dry and clean., ...Read more
Rules for healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are devices designed for closing wounds with staples and head wounds is one site they can be used. However, i cannot speculate whether you have the training and skill needed to do so.The head is well supplied with blood vessels and improper wound care could result in an infection that could spread to the rest of the body. ...Read more
Safe but unhelpful: Yogurt may provide a moist wound healing environment but won't otherwise help healing. Cleaning with gentle soap and water and covering with triple antibiotic ointment and a dry bandage is better. All diabetic foot wounds should see a doctor because of the seriousness of potential complications. ...Read more
Washing a cut or scrape with soap, and water and keeping it clean and dry is all that is required to care for most wounds.
Cleaning the wound with hydrogen peroxide and iodine is acceptable initially, but can delay healing and should be avoided long-term.
Apply antibiotic ointment and keep the wound covered. ...Read more
Can i get tetanus from a cut that only pieced the skin and only bled for 30 seconds ? The wound was caused by a rock in a forest.
Unlikely but possibl: In the scenario you say the cut pierced the skin and bled for 30 seconds.It is still possible for Tetanus germs to enter your body.You are only 15.Check with your Pediatrician when and if you received your last Tdap.It is given at age of 11 as recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics.I f not given at that age you need to get Tdap from your Pediatrician now.Tdap protects you against 3 diseases ...Read more
How long will it take skin to grow back from a small open wound? It's been a little over a year and it's still a little bit sensitive.
Simply Complex: There are many factors that allow our bodies to heal and a healthy person should heal any open wounds quickly. When a wound fails to heal, there can be many causes ranging from using medications that prevent healing to other factors such as poor nutrition, circulation, ongoing stress, pressure on the site, etc. A woundcare specialist is trained to look at the many factors and get you healed. ...Read more
I had bad habbit in the left 3 years i scratch every wound in my skin till it bleeding I have now marks in my whole body.How can I remove it?
I have a wound that i think needed stitches, happened a week ago, I have been treating it myself, but the skin is still open, should I have it looked?
You might: If no surrounding redness, purulent drainage, or warmth, you may be able to handle this on your own. If any of the above are present, you need to see a medical professional. If not, clean with soap and water and use otc triple abx ointment. Fyi- do not clean with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, as those are ok to use when you first hurt yourself, but those products end up killing good new skin. ...Read more
Several things : There are a variety of reasons: http://nell-rose.Hubpages.Com/hub/easy-bruising-and-thin-skin-the-causes-and-some-self-help-ideas. ...Read more
No: No. I would ask that a routine episiotomy not be performed. There is a chance that you will not tear. Even if you tear the size is usually smaller than if an episiotomy is cut. ...Read more
ASAP: Not enough details ? wound and ?where?, but Black wound edges means the wound skin edges are dying. Have it seen to ASAP ...Read more
Healed is healed: Your question is a bit confusing. Surgeons do occasionally turn two wounds into one if they need to be debrided and are too close together. Plastic surgeons do so to make closure more easy if the two are very close. The term "heal" means they are covered with skin and so, not open anymore. If you mean two wounds far away made to touch/connect this can be done but is a hard way to get them to heal. ...Read more
Could two wounds combine into one healed patch of skin if you keep these two wounds bound together?
Not sure what: You are asking. Can't quite picture this. Perhaps re-post with more specifics. ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if its normal at all for some skin to be developing and closing the wound from the top?
Wound closure: Wound closure can happen from various directions. ...Read more
It could: A lot depends on the size of the baby, the size of the head, how far along you are, and the size of your vaginal opening. Also the presentation of the baby and the angle of the head. Many women tear, or a tear is created using an episiotomy to avoid further tearing. Mostly it's a small tear, but even large ones can be repaired. Your OB can better discuss your risk of tearing. ...Read more
Luck: It's simply amazing to see how resilient life is, while at the same time being so fragile. But simply stated, the ability to survive, and even recover from a gunshot wound to the head is dependent first on how much brain injury is sustained, what part is injured, and how quickly surgical intervention is performed. This is exemplified in the case of congresswoman gabrielle giffords. ...Read more
Non- healing sore: Skin cancer is divided into two major groups: non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer, and is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the american cancer society, 75% of all skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas. A sore that does not heal can be a skin cancer. See your dermatologist. ...Read more
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